16 Nov 2022

Billbug Targets Government Agencies in Multiple Asian Countries

According to security researchers at Symantec, state-sponsored actors operating for the Billbug group, also known as Thrip and Lotus, have attempted to compromise a digital certificate authority in an Asian country. The attack was part of a larger campaign targeting multiple government agencies. Security researchers from Symantec have made the

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05 May 2022

FBI Reports Thailand and Hong Kong Banks Used Most in BEC

The FBI has released a warning regarding business email compromise attacks, stating that banks located in Thailand and Hong Kong are used in the majority of attacks. BEC attacks have become increasingly popular over the past few years, growing to impact large enterprises, SMBs, and even personal transactions. According to

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24 Feb 2022

Asia most targeted region in 2021, taking on one in four cybersecurity attacks

IBM’s annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index revealed that Asia was the region that was most targeted by cyberattacks in 2021, suffering from one in four cybersecurity incidents. Within the region, Japan, Australia, and India saw the most incidents. Server access and ransomware were among the most popular forms of attacks

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25 Jan 2022

Trellix finds OneDrive malware campaign targeting gov’t officials in Western Asia

Hackers are leveraging Microsoft OneDrive in a multi-stage espionage campaign that aims to target high-ranking government officials in Western Asia. Researchers at Trellix released a report detailing the campaign. The cybercriminals are using a malware named “Graphite” by researchers because it uses Microsoft’s Graph API to leverage OneDrive as a

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19 Oct 2021

Acer hit with second cyberattack in less than a week, Taiwanese authorities notified

Acer, a multinational Taiwanese electronics and computer company, has confirmed that it suffered from another cyberattack on its Taiwanese servers after its offices in India were hit just a week ago by the same group. The responsible party, called the Desorden Group, has claimed both attacks. The cybercriminals stated that

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11 Jun 2021

Fresh Covid-19 Outbreaks in Asia Disrupt Global Shipping, Chip Supply Chain

A fresh wave of Covid-19 outbreak clusters in Asia has created bottlenecks in the supply chain, which threaten to increase prices and impact post-pandemic recovery across the globe. Vaccination campaigns are still in the early stages throughout much of the region, resulting in increased risks of new outbreaks. One outbreak

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29 Jul 2020

Lazarus Group Shifts Gears with Custom Ransomware

North Korean advanced persistent threat (APT) group called Lazarus has emerged with new custom ransomware first spotted by Kaspersky in attacks against two organizations in March and April of this year. Researchers who have been observing the group’s actions state that the strain of ransomware utilized in the attacks is

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01 Jun 2020

Lockdowns ease across Europe and Asia with new tourism rules

On June 1, COVID-19 restrictions eased across Asia and Europe. Public spaces such as the Colosseum in Rome have reopened while transportation, recreation, schools, and restaurant businesses begin to resume activity with limitations. Greece now allows hotels, open-air cinemas, campsites, golf courses, and public swimming polls to operate on social

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20 May 2020

WolfRAT Android Malware Targets WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger

A new Android malware family has been identified by security researchers after it was repeatedly spotted in campaigns against Thai targets. According to researchers, the malware family, dubbed WolfRAT, targets popular messaging apps to gather intelligence. WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are among those utilized by the malware operators, who are

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08 May 2020

Naikon APT Hid Five-Year Espionage Attack Under Radar

The Chinese Naikon APT group has been identified as the perpetrator behind a long-term espionage campaign that targeted several Asia-Pacific region governments. The group was first discovered by Kaspersky researchers in 2015 after they launched attacks against top-level government agencies. After 2015, it seemed that the group had more or

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